Fishing & Boating


Tombigbee State Park is open to fishing and boating.  The number of persons in each watercraft is limited to the greater of two (2) occupants or 50% of the occupancy limit of all multi-person watercraft.  Bank and pier fishing is allowed but social distancing requirements must be adhered to (maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet between individuals). 




Fishing Report

Tombigbee State Park - 8/4/2020 2:29:52 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass No current reports on bass fishing, anglers should try spinnerbaits, crankbaits and shakeyheads. Target cover around transition areas. Bass are in summertime patterns.
Crappie No current reports on crappie fishing, try fishing brush in deep water using jig heads with some sort of soft plastic body. Casting and vertical presentations of those jigs would be a good choice.
Bream No current reports on bream fishing, target cover in 3 – 5 ft of water just on spawning areas. Tight line red worms and/or crickets.
Catfish No current reports on catfishing, but cutbait, liver, or worms fished on the bottom may produce a few fish.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Catfish No length limit.

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes.
  • No trotlines, set lines, jug fishing, or commercial gears are permitted on State Park Lakes .
  • Night fishing (from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise) will be permitted from the shore or from boats which are in compliance with State and Coast Guard regulations. Only idle speed and trolling motors may be used at night.
  • Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Park Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of a bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.




 Additional Information:  

For information about Tombigbee State Park, please call (662) 842-7669.

Tombigbee Park Lake Depth Map

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Fisheries Biologists use various sampling methods to assess the fish populations in the State’s waters.   Sampling results for selected water bodies are summarized in Reel Facts Sheets.

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